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Vegan Diet Nutrition Here are some vegan sources of key nutrients, including protein, carbs, fats (including essential fatty acids), minerals and vitamins. Many of the vegan foods listed are also good sources of fiber (soluble and insoluble), phytochemicals and other micronutrients.

Sources of Protein in a Vegan Diet
Whole grains (eg. whole wheat flour, bread and pasta, brown rice, oats, rye), nuts (eg. hazels, cashews, brazils, almonds), seeds (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin), legumes/pulses (peas, beans, lentils), soy products (flour, soy milk, tofu, tempeh).

Sources of Carbs in a Vegan Diet
Whole grains (e.g. wheat, oats, barley, rice), whole-wheat bread, pasta and other flour products, lentils, beans, potatoes, dried and fresh fruit.

Sources of Fats in a Vegan Diet
Nuts and seeds, nut and seed oils, vegan margarine, avocados.

Sources of Essential Fatty Acids in a Vegan Diet
Two polyunsaturated fatty acids not made by the body are linoleic acid (omega 6 group) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3 group).

Linoleic Acid (omega 6)
Safflower, sunflower, corn, evening primrose & soy oils.

Alpha-linolenic Acid (omega 3)
Flaxseed, pumpkin seed, walnut, soy & rapeseed (canola) oils.

Note: The correct balance for omega-6:omega-3 intake is roughly 3:1

Sources of Vitamins in a Vegan Diet
Vitamin A in Vegan Diet
Carrots, spinach, pumpkins, tomatoes, dark greens, vegan margarines

Vitamin B in Vegan Diet
Nuts, wholegrains, oats, muesli, pulses (peas, beans, lentils), yeast extracts, green leafy vegetables, potatoes, mushrooms and dried fruit

Vitamin B in Vegan Diet
B12 supplements, fortified yeast extracts, soy milks (eg Plamil), TVP products, some breakfast cereals (eg. Nutri-Grain) - check labels. Seaweed and fermented products (eg. tamari, miso and tempeh) may contain some B12 but they are not reliable sources.

Vitamin C in Vegan Diet
Red and blackcurrants, berries, citrus fruits (e.g. oranges, lemons, grapefruit), green vegetables, potatoes.

Vitamin D in Vegan Diet
Action of sunlight on the skin, vitamin D-fortified foods like vegan margarines, some soy milks (eg. Plamil) and supplements.

Vitamin E in Vegan Diet
Nuts, seeds, whole grains and flours, vegetable oils

Folate for Vegans
Wheatgerm, raw/lightly-cooked green leafy vegetables (eg. broccoli, spinach), yeast, yeast extracts, nuts, peas, green 'runner beans', oranges, dates, avocados, whole grains.

Sources of Minerals in a Vegan Diet
Calcium for Vegans
Nuts, seeds, pulses (eg. soy beans, tofu, miso-fermented soybean curd, haricot beans), molasses, carob, parsley, figs (dried), sea vegetables, grains (eg. oatmeal), fortified soy milks.

Iron in Vegan Diet
Nuts, seeds, pulses, grains, dried fruit, sea vegetables, parsley, green leafy vegetables, molasses, miso.

Zinc in Vegan Diet
Wheatgerm, whole grains (whole wheat bread, rice, oats), nuts, pulses, tofu, soy protein, miso, peas, parsley, bean sprouts (alfalfa).

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Make this one single mistake, and this one mistake alone, come January 1st, and you can pretty much "write-off" the rest of the year

Posted on January 1, 2009 at 2:48pm 0 Comments

Of all the mistakes you could possibly make on January 1st, there's one that stands head-and-shoulders above the rest.

Make this one single mistake, and this one mistake alone, come January 1st, and you can pretty much "write-off" the rest of the year.

What is it?

I'm glad you asked. :-)

Here it is:

Making New Year's resolutions.

Plain and simple.


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At 2:04pm on April 15, 2010, Rudy Jacket said…
At 12:18am on October 15, 2009, Yaron Fishman said…
At 12:20am on June 17, 2009, VeganCaribChefMayra said…
Girl you are kind ~ SHHHHH but that is the Plan !!!!

But I think I did ... at the last Farmers market !
At 12:03am on June 12, 2009, carmela tunzi said…
Yummie!...Thank you for my birthday cake ...that looks amazing!
At 3:59pm on January 7, 2009, Art World said…

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